Day tour “Circuito San Bernardino”
This circuit allows us to visit many “capitals” in a single day: Luque “Capital of the filigree”, Areguá “Capital of the strawberry”, Caacupé “Spiritual Capital of Paraguay”, Atyrá “Ecological Capital of Paraguay” and San Bernardino “Capital of the summer”.
In 1881, San Bernardino was founded by German and Swiss immigrants at the invitation of the Paraguayan Government. Here is the so traditional Hotel del Lago where so many personalities of the world stayed, such as the Argentine President Julio A. Roca, the President of the USA. Franklin D. Roosevelt, French President Charles de Gaulle, and Elizabeth Nietzsche, the sister of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Luque, Luque, Central Department
08.00 am Pick up at a hotel or private address in Villa Morra (or in Las Carmelitas).
The first visit this day is the city of Luque, near Asunción, known for its silver and gold production. The most characteristic stamp is filigree, a goldsmith technique that consists of making fine metal threads of your choice, generally silver and gold, which make up delicate pieces of jewelry that resemble lace. Another reason for which this city is also known is music, an handicraft of making harps and guitars. We continue the tour towards Areguá, another town of Franciscan foundation, a picturesque city characterized by the colonial-style houses that are still mostly preserved and known as the “Capital of Strawberry” and its annual festival coincides with the harvest months. Another particularity of the city is the quantity of ceramic crafts made from clay art that can be found there.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Caacupe, Caacupe, Cordillera Department
The next city is Caacupé, in Guaraní “Ka`a Kupé” which means behind the hill. Here is the Minor Basilica, named as such by Pope Francis in 2015. Continuing with our adventure of the day we arrive to Atyrá, founded by Governor Domingo Martinez de Irala in the year 1538. And to everyone’s pride it is known as the Ecological Capital of Paraguay. We will visit the Multifunctional Redemptorist Center “Marianela”, built by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer with the help of Italian faithful, especially from Verona.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Cordillera Department
And to close a wonderful day we reach the city of San Bernardino. Founded in 1881, after the War of the Triple Alliance, by German and Swiss immigrants who arrived at the invitation of the Paraguayan Government. Then we retake our way back to Asunción.
06.00 pm Arrival in Asunción and your hotel / address
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
Duration: 6 To 8 Hours
Quesada 5050c, Asunción, Paraguay
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up location has to be defined by the booking! Other location (included in other cities) on request!
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.